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6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot – Burbank, CA



Rise, Shine, Trot!


Start the Holidays on the Right Foot at

Burbank Community YMCA’s

6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot


Race Before You Stuff Your Face … and Support a Good Cause!


BURBANK, Calif. — Nov. 23, 2015 — For Immediate Release — Before you stuff your face, kick off the holiday season with a healthy start and fun for the entire family at the Burbank Community YMCA’s sixth annualThanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Nov. 26.


Last year, a record number of participants, volunteers and sponsors  more than 2,500, many in festive costumes turned out to enjoy an early morning run or walk on a double-loop course through downtown Burbank and support a great cause, the Burbank Y’s membership assistance program, which makes its facilities and programs available to the children and families in our community who need us the most, regardless of ability to pay.


WHAT:         6th Annual Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot Presented by

Cusumano Real Estate Group & Downtown Burbank Partnership


WHEN:         Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 26

6 a.m. – On-Site Registration/Packet Pickup

6:30 a.m. – Expo Opens

7 a.m. – Warm-Up

7:30 a.m. – 10K/5K Competitive Run Start

7:40 a.m. – 5K Fun Run/Walk Start

8:30 a.m. – Kiddie Run Start (Age 9 & Under)


WHERE:        Burbank Community YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

Convenient, free parking at Burbank Town Center


NOTE:           Due to street closures, parking can be accessed at Third Street & Cypress Avenue.


Chip timing. Course measured to USA Track & Field standards. Early entry fee is $40 (5K/10K) and $20 (Kiddie Run). A commemorative medal and performance shirt will be awarded to all registered 10K, 5K and Kiddie Run participants. Event also includes pre-race expo and warm-up with Burbank Y instructors, a kids fun zone, free finish line photo and a virtual goodie bag. Groups welcome (strollers and dogs too). Thanksgiving costumes encouraged.


Advance registration and info:

Packet Pickup:

Avoid lines on the day of the race and take advantage of early packet (shirt & bib) pickup:

  • Nov. 22-23, noon to 5 p.m. @ Fleet Feet Sports, 1516 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
  • Nov. 23-25, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Burbank YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
  • Also available day of the race.


A Special Thank You to Our Turkey Trot Sponsors:

Cusumano Real Estate Group, Downtown Burbank Partnership, Burbank Hospitality Association, Production Resource Group, Burbank Town Center, Buddy’s All Stars, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Burbank Management Association, BSP Physical Therapy, Fleet Feet Burbank, HealthCare Partners, Mark Kaufman D.D.S., New York Film Academy, Say No to Drugs, South Hills Church, Southwest Airlines, Tin Horn Flats, Woodbury University and Voskos Greek Yogurt.


About the Turkey Trot Organizers:


A5 Events founder Ryan Kugler has been staging Los Angeles events for more than 15 years, specializing in the production of road races, including 5K/10K run-walks, half marathons and kiddie runs. With events drawing 2-4,000 participants, he has also staged art shows, scavenger hunts and more.  Kugler’s expertise is well known in the philanthropic arena, helping non-profits reach their fundraising goals. In that capacity, he has worked with such clients as the Burbank Community YMCA, Say No to Drugs Organization, Melanoma Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club and local community centers, to name a few.  Visit us online at:


This year, Run Kids Run will be on hand  organizing the Kiddie Run and hosting a Kids Zone at the expo  to keep the Turkey Trot’s budding, young athletes active and entertained. Run Kids Run organizes active events for children as part of larger scale races like 5Ks, marathons, triathlons and bike rides. For many children, a fun run is their introduction to running races and Run Kids Run, led by avid runner, fitness trainer and coach Lucie Murray, strives to make that experience as memorable and fun as possible!  Even those children who just want to come and cheer on a family member can play games and make crafts at the Kids Zone, which is open to everyone!  Visit us online at:


About the Burbank Community YMCA:

The Burbank Community YMCA, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014, has been an integral part of the community since opening its doors in 1924 and knows that we have the greatest influence when we come together for the common good. This cause-driven, charitable organization involves members from the very young to retired seniors.  The Y’s commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility is manifest through a variety of programs that provide people of all ages, ethnicities, lifestyles and income levels with the opportunity to become stronger in spirit, mind and body. Programs include youth sports (aquatics, gymnastics, martial arts, basketball, boxing and more); family, adult and senior fitness; classes in the arts (dance, music and more); and programs such as Youth and Government, Counselor in Training, Service Learning and our year-round programs for toddlers and school age children through our Child Development Center.

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